Preplanning is a great way to honor your loved ones.

No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing one’s mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance of your death.

By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief-a time when people aren’t thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.

It’s easy to say, “Don’t make a fuss. I don’t want a ceremony. Just bury me and be done with it.” But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isn’t for the deceased but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another.

Pre-planning your funeral can be very informal, and as simple as following our pre-planning checklist and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with a funeral director and pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.

Pre-planning, when done properly, can give you peace of mind becaused you know that your arrangements are ready and pre-funded. Meet with your funeral director to discuss pre-planning.

Pre-Planning can save you
thousands of dollars in funeral cost

Prearrangement means you can express your individuality in a funeral service. This is done by making all the necessary arrangements now Pre-Planning can save you thousands of dollars in funeral cost for a service the way you would like it. A pre paid funeral guarantees that the arrangements you make today will be available just as you specified, without additional cost.

For those who pre-pay funerals, the guidelines provided by law specify that funds be held in trust by an independent financial institution.Plans can be tailored to suit individual needs. Payment plans are available or your existing insurance policies can be used to fund your pre-planned funeral.For specific information about this service or any other related funeral questions, we are available for appointments either in your home or at our facilities. You may call or write for information. Advance planning makes good sense, and is an economically sound decision. For additional information, please call 973-674-6100.

If you have any questions about preplanning, please contact us at 973-674-6100, or email us directly at

Many families are unaware of just how many ways we can help. We can do as little or as much of the planning as you like. As experienced funeral directors, we are trained with an understanding of what needs to be done. We have a complete pre-planning checklist to be certain no detail is overlooked. The following are some of the items that are included on the checklist.

Vital Statistics (including)

  • Name of Father, place of birth, year
  • Mother�s Maiden Name, place of birth, year
  • Education � elementary, high school, college, graduate school
  • Social Security Number

Veteran Information

  • Military Service
  • Branch Rank
  • Date of Enlistment
  • Date of Discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial Number


  • Fraternal, Service and Union Memberships
  • Special Recognitions

Persons to Contact

  • Children, Relatives and Friends to Notify

Funeral Preferences

  • Preferred Clergy/Celebrant
  • Names of Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers
  • Preferred Music, Bible Verses or Poetry
  • Preferred Clothing or Jewelry
  • Burial Property Information
  • Special Instructions

Location of Important Documents and Passwords

To yield to indifferent feelings is to encourage them, and they will grow stronger and stronger, so that we shall feel less and less inclined to pray.

When we have yielded to indifferent feelings for sometime and have sadly neglected prayer, we have a hard struggle to get through to the glorious light and victory and sweetness

Our Team

The staff of Chapels of Eden Funeral Home brings many years of experience to you in creating memorials that satisfy your requirements. We will walk you through the entire process, from inception to production of a memorial experience that provides total love in expression and eternal impressions.

Funeral Director
– Robert Brown

Robert Brown a lifelong pillar of the community, that has been serving East Orange and the surrounding community for nearly 40 years. Not only has he given uncountless dollars, he has also given a lifetime of service.


Director of Clergy
– Rev. Dr. Mark Carter Price

Dr. Price Has A long standing relationship with the community thats spans over 30 years. He has also been an advocate to stop teen violence.

Funding Director
– A. Hakim Sparkman

A. Hakim Sparkman has been a practicing financial services professional for nearly 15 years.